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3 Essential Exercises to Calm Anxiety

Whether you have occasional worries or full-blown anxiety attacks, deep-breathing is a must for maintaining optimal physical health and emotional …

What Style of Yoga is Best for Your Health?

I often am asked by people who are starting yoga, “What type of yoga should I try? There are so many styles to choose from. Is there one that is best …

What You Can Do When You Can't Stop Thinking About Something

There are only two things you can truly control—your thoughts and your behavior. No one else can choose either one of those for you. But sometimes …

21 Worthless Foods a Nutritionist Will Immediately Cut From Your Diet

Want to start eating healthier and lose weight? Four nutrition experts share the red-flag foods you should avoid as part of a healthy diet.

Yoga for a Younger Face

“I worked with one woman for six weeks, and her daughter thought she’d gotten a facelift,” says Gary Sikorski, certified facial-exercise instructor …

Yoga

Shake Up Your Flexibility Routine With These Dynamic Stretches

Holding a stretch for 30 seconds isn’t the only way to improve your flexibility—it’s just the way a lot of us are used to. Dynamic stretching is …

Exercise

What is 'ikigai' and how could it help you boost your well-being?​

First there was hygge, then lagom, and now the Japanese concept of ikigai. But what is ikigai, and how could the latest trend in well-being help …

The 6 supplements you should take every day, according to functional medicine docs

Navigating the supplement aisle at your local Whole Foods or health store can feel like a high-stakes obstacle course: What does “IU” stand for again …

Report Finds Microplastic in 93% of Bottled Water Tested, But Don't Freak Out Yet

Testing of 259 plastic water bottles from nine counties revealed microplastic particles in water from 242 of the bottles, according to a new report. …

Pollution

Yes, bacon really is killing us

There was a little cafe I used to go to that did the best bacon sandwiches. They came in a soft and pillowy white bap. The bacon, thick-cut from a local butcher, was midway between crispy and chewy. Ketchup and HP sauce were served in miniature jars with the sandwich, so you could dab on the exact …

Processed Meat

I Talked to No One for 3 Days and I Learned a Valuable Lesson About Work and Stress

If you want to feel reinvigorated and less burned out, a silent meditation retreat may be right for you.<p>Meditation has been scientifically linked to a wide variety of professional benefits, improving cognition, boosting your mood, increasing focus, and providing a better overall feeling of …

Ignoring Your Emotions Is Bad for Your Health. Here's What to Do About It

Modern life is full of emotional challenges. The pressure to succeed, need to “keep up,” fear of missing out and desire for good relationships and …

The Ultimate Meditation Guide

You're reading The Ultimate Meditation Guide, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying this, please …

How To Reduce Stress With Breathing Exercises

Breathing exercises offer an extremely simple, effective, and convenient way to relieve stress and reverse your stress response, reducing the …

Yoga

What Percentage of the Human Brain Is Used?

Debunking the Ten-Percent Myth<p>You may have heard that humans only use ten percent of their brain, and that if you could unlock the rest of your …

The Brain

This Common Type of Praise Actually Makes People Perform Worse

Using this tiny bit of language makes it harder for your team to perform at their best.<p>What could possibly be wrong with well earned praise? We all know how nice it is to receive a pat on the back for a job well done. Plus, study after study shows employees generally feel under-appreciated and are …

The keto diet, explained

Is eating a lot of fat really the best way to lose weight?<p>It’s why people are putting grass-fed butter in their coffee, downing ketone drinks, and replacing their cereal and pasta with eggs and avocados.<p>The ketogenic diet has become a Silicon Valley obsession and the diet du jour that supposedly …

Diabetes

How To Meditate

Learning how to meditate can be very simple, and it's one of the best things you can do for your health and overall well-being. Meditation is an …

Meditation

Caution: Cleaning this way is like smoking a pack a day, study says

Just in case you needed a legitimate excuse to be messy, there's a new study that says cleaning may actually be bad for your health.<p>Researchers at the University of Bergen in Norway found that regular use of cleaning sprays contributed to a greater decline in lung function compared to those who did …

Research

Scientists Are Revealing The Brain Difference That Turns Some People Into 'Superagers'

This is amazing.<p>They're the minority the majority is dying to get into. Superagers: older folks aged 80 and beyond whose razor-sharp powers of mental …

Dementia

Science Says You've Been Breathing All Wrong. Here's How to Do It Right

If you sit most of the day, you likely need to reteach your body how to breathe deeply again.<p>Inhale. Exhale. You know how to do that. Or at least, you sort of do. (I'll trust you haven't passed out yet.) The bummer is, scientifically, most of us aren't taking the full, rejuvenating breaths we're …

How to Unwind Neck Tension with Self-Myofascial Release (& What NOT to Do)

You’ll feel the difference in your Down Dog, Sun Salutes, and other arms-overhead asana right away.<p>You’ll notice a HUGE difference when you try Down …

Yoga

Vitamin pills and supplements aren't helping most people, doctors say

There's more evidence the vitamin pills you think will do your body good aren't actually doing very much to keep you healthy.<p>When researchers examined existing data on four popular supplements — multivitamins, vitamin D, calcium and vitamin C — none showed "consistent benefit" for preventing …

University of Toronto

The Era of Quantum Computing Is Here. Outlook: Cloudy

After decades of heavy slog with no promise of success, quantum computing is suddenly buzzing with almost feverish excitement and activity. Nearly …

Cold shower benefits: Why icy water may be a good idea

A cold shower in the middle of winter sounds like a terrible idea, but a daily icy rinse may actually have some benefits.<p>Personal trainer Amanda …

Wellness

Low-level alcohol consumption can help clean the brain

Everyone knows that drinking to excess is bad for your health (and potentially embarrassing), but a new study conducted by researchers at the …

Neuroscience

Scientists Just Found Naked Mole Rats Have Another Freaking Weird Superpower

Move over, tardigrades.<p>Naked mole rats may look like wrinkly skin sacks, but they have some pretty bizarre superpowers, including a total immunity to …

Biology

The Y chromosome is disappearing – so what will happen to men?

Studies suggest the Y chromosome is on its way out, so what does that mean for the future of the human race?<p>The Y chromosome may be a symbol of …